Jackie Olenick
Jackie Olenick creates Judaic illuminations in several mediums, including acrylic, watercolor and multimedia collage, based upon her favorite Torah text, psalms and prayers. The images she creates are joyful, contemporary, inspirational and speak to issues that guide us on our day-to-day journey. They are intended to bring blessing and holy reminders to every Jewish home. Jackie presents hands-on workshops for Temples, schools and organizations where participants of all ages and all levels of skill can learn about Judaic art and create their own unique piece. Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi has honored her as an Artist and Artisan in the Sacred Guild of the Disciples of Betzalel. The UAHC (Reform Movement) has selected several of her images for book, CD and songbook covers. Many images adorn greeting cards which can be purchased at fine gift and Judaica shops throughout America. Jackie’s work has been exhibited in many fine juried art shows and galleries throughout America. Her collectors bring the artwork home to destinations throughout America, Europe, Australia, Canada, South and Central America and even Hong Kong. For many, it is the first piece of Judaica in their homes.